Category Potpourri

Creek Jots ~ Mid-November 2012

â–¶ Well that should do it to most anything still green: it’s 21° this morning, and the world is encrusted in the pre-dawn stillness with a heavy jewel-coating of ice crystals. I’m expecting, when the sun comes up, to find…

Goose Creek Jots ~ 6 October

â–¶ This makes me goose bumpy. That in just a few lifetimes the planets have gone from being faint smudges with presumed landscapes to this kind of fine detail available to anyone with a computer to view is something we…

Show and Tell

Mostly show. I got other fish to fry this morning. Again. So here are some visuals from the gum ball machine to stimulate your eyeballs and your imaginations. Blueberries: Mars rover discovers geological mystery | News.com.au What are these things? The…

Creek Jots Mid-September 2012

â–¶ Anticipating the need to talk more to my computer (yes, it’s true, I don’t get out much) I purchased the upgrade to Dragon Dictate, available on Sept 13. It is Sept 13. It is not available. But that’s another…

Friday Shorts 2012-08-10

â–¶ Apropos to the recent “discussion” about the usefulness of any given plant or animal species (“What is it good for?) I offer this piece of interesting so-what for a creature I’d have a hard time defending: the European Hornet.…

Creek Jots ~ 2012-07-24

â–¶ VideoSmideo ~ I was going to take the easy way out this morning and embed a two minute video of the garden, then move on to other things–like climbing a few more rungs up the immense ladder of my…

Creek Jots 2012-07-12

â–¶ Twixt the debil and the deep blue sea: Choose your poison. Try to leave our house going east to reach the hardtop, the bridge is out all week for extensive repairs. Try going out west—and even worse, coming in…

Creek Jots ~ 2012-06-18

Morning chore: pile rocks at the corner of the chicken pen to keep the groundhog out. We’ve seen evidence of digging from the outside, but yesterday, the very large groundhog (we see fleetingly as it runs under the barn) found…

Signs of Spring 2012-04-02

â–¶ Now I remember why I have always held that my early morning writing focus would end after March. It is because there are other priorities for morning hours and energy as the mid-days begin to heat up and later…

Creek Jots 2012-02-18

â–¶ So we are told to expect our first real winter event of the season tomorrow–a phenomenon that usually occurs the first week of December. So whatever punch we get, it comes late in the fight. Even so, it complicates…

Monday Creek Jots 2012-02-13

Dear me, what kind of week is this going to be, wordsharing-wise, when at the top of my list of things that have attracted my attention is a RECIPE: how to make fat-free potato chips in the microwave. Oh yes,…

Creek Jots: January Leaves Like a Lamb

☐  Unheard of: A january morning and we don’t need a fire in the stove. Last I heard, we will pay in February for our month-long January thaw. And we will pay wide and deep for warmer winters, hot summer…

Creek Jots ~ November 17

YOU CAN WIN A HOST OF GREAT PRIZES JUST FOR SPENDING MONEY IN FLOYD / Local Gifts 2011 You can win a host of great prizes just for spending money in Floyd, between Friday November 18 and Sunday November 27.…